Patterico's Pontifications

1/31/2004

TWO WORDS: LIGHTEN UP

Filed under: Morons — Patterico @ 2:39 pm

Raise your hands if you agree with this Moveon.org guy that there ought to be more political issue ads during the Super Bowl.

I see no hands.

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE SCALIA/CHENEY RECUSAL CONTROVERSY

Filed under: Judiciary — Patterico @ 12:33 pm

I have tremendous respect for Justice Scalia, and almost always find him persuasive on any topic on which he writes. In my opinion, he is the apotheosis of what a judge should be: a clear thinker with a consistent philosophy, a lively writing style, and above all, a willingness to call ’em like he sees ’em.

I haven’t followed the Scalia/Cheney recusal controversy very closely, and I am not a professional legal ethics scholar. Given my respect for Justice Scalia, and my lack of expertise in the area, I am reluctant to come to a conclusion that Justice Scalia should recuse himself.

Moreover, I can certainly see the political motivations behind the request. You see where this is headed, don’t you? This isn’t about the energy task force. This is about Bush v. Gore. If Scalia can’t hear this case, Democrats would argue, he shouldn’t have participated in Bush v. Gore.

With all of that in mind, though, I’m troubled.
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HELP JOE AT WINDS OF CHANGE GO TO ARMED LIBERAL’S WEDDING

Filed under: Blogging Matters — Patterico @ 11:32 am

Armed Liberal at Winds of Change is getting married. (Congratulations, AL!) He is trying to bring his blogging buddy Joe (who he has never met) to the wedding. Help him out by going to this post and clicking on the PayPal button.


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